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Dems: Bipartisanship 'isn't working' [Dingy Harry & San Fran Nan alert]
Politico ^ | 2009-02-05 | Manu Raju

Posted on 02/05/2009 12:13:05 PM PST by rabscuttle385

Frustrated Senate Democratic leaders dispensed with calls for bipartisanship on the stimulus package Thursday, with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid saying that he won't let anyone "hold the president of the United States hostage."

President Barack Obama had once hoped to have the package pass with substantial Republican support. But Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said that's now a “distant memory."

"So far," he said, bipartisanship "isn't working."

But in an interview with Politico, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said that the Democrats - not the Republicans - have made a mockery of bipartisanship.

“Senators are in a panic – this bill is stinking up the place,” Graham said – then accused Obama of being “AWOL” in the stimulus discussions.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; US: California; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: 0bama; 111th; bho2009; bho44; bhostimulus; bipartisan; congress; democratcongress; democrats; obama; obamasfault; pelosi; porkulus; ratbastards; reid; senate; senatedemocrats; stimulus; stimuluswatch; zero; zerostantrum
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MISERABLE FAILURES !!!


1 posted on 02/05/2009 12:13:06 PM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

‘...with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid saying that he won’t let anyone “hold the president of the United States hostage.” ‘

He would have one month ago....


2 posted on 02/05/2009 12:14:13 PM PST by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Bipartisanship hasn’t yet been attempted....


3 posted on 02/05/2009 12:15:15 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified DeCartes))
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To: rabscuttle385

Not working? Never there to begin with, @sswipes.


4 posted on 02/05/2009 12:15:15 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama dozed.....people froze.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Waaaaaa!

The nasty ‘publicans are knuckling under!


5 posted on 02/05/2009 12:15:20 PM PST by BenLurkin (Mornie` utulie`. Mornie` alantie`.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Dem definition of bipartisanship = our way or the highway.


6 posted on 02/05/2009 12:15:25 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: rabscuttle385

I have yet to see any bipartisanship from the Dems


7 posted on 02/05/2009 12:16:35 PM PST by GeronL (Had the flu. Not well yet.)
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To: rabscuttle385

If it’s such a good idea, pass it and

OWN IT.

Own the results, good or bad.


8 posted on 02/05/2009 12:16:37 PM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; Impy

Somebody please call Zero and the rest of his Rat hordes a waaaaaaaahhh-mbluance!


9 posted on 02/05/2009 12:16:57 PM PST by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385

Shameless, absolutely shameless.


10 posted on 02/05/2009 12:17:03 PM PST by maggief
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11 posted on 02/05/2009 12:19:19 PM PST by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: rabscuttle385

Nothing works when you don’t even try it.


12 posted on 02/05/2009 12:22:29 PM PST by Julia H. (Somewhere in Kenya or Indonesia, a village is missing its idiot.)
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To: rabscuttle385

ROFL! This thing really MUST suck, if even Grahamnesty is getting rowdy about it!

‘course we KNEW that...


13 posted on 02/05/2009 12:22:35 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Party? I don't have one anymore.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Reid says he is sure he could pick up 2 republican votes..
Those would have to be 2 suicidal republicans.


14 posted on 02/05/2009 12:27:14 PM PST by truemiester ((If the U.S. should fail, a veil of darkness will come over the Earth for a thousand years))
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To: rabscuttle385
"So far," he said, bipartisanship "isn't working."

This gigantic pork bill is a world record for deficit spending, consists exclusively of wasteful liberal spending, and the liberals are complaining that they can't get "bipartisan" support? They are even more stupid than I thought. The bill could get bipartisan support if they chopped it down to reasonable tax cuts, plus maybe a couple billion dollars in carefully-targeted spending. I'd like it better with no new spending, but that's a bipartisan gesture. What they want is absolute submission, and they're crying because they can't get that, not even from McCain (so far).

15 posted on 02/05/2009 12:27:22 PM PST by MathDoc (If there ever was a time that Obama looked like an amateur, it’s right now.)
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Obama of being “AWOL"

* Another Whiny Overpaid Liberal
* Angry Wimpy Obama Looser
* Annoying Whacked Out Liberal

The possibilities just go on and on.
16 posted on 02/05/2009 12:28:39 PM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: rabscuttle385

They want the GOP to go for it to give them cover. Period.

They should be cutting spending and cutting taxes. Now that’s a stimulus.

The current plan is a dog’s meal.


17 posted on 02/05/2009 12:29:08 PM PST by RexBeach ("Do your duty in all things." Robert E. Lee)
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To: rabscuttle385

Democrat definition of bipartisanship = Republican capitulation


18 posted on 02/05/2009 12:29:22 PM PST by garbanzo (Government is not the solution to our problems. Government is the problem.)
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19 posted on 02/05/2009 12:29:30 PM PST by engrpat (End the National Nightmare on 1-20-2013)
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To: rabscuttle385
So, bipartisanship isn't working because the Repubs aren't rolling over and playing dead? That's rich!

Remember, we have to do something, because Pelosi says 500 million Americans lose their jobs every month!

20 posted on 02/05/2009 12:34:07 PM PST by jeffc (They're coming to take me away! Ha-ha, hey-hey, ho-ho!)
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